Female Doctors Spend More Time With Patients But Earn Less Than Men

NPR recently covered a study from the New England Journal of Medicine which found that female primary care physicians spend more time with their patients but earn less money than their male counterparts. While previous research suggests that the extra time female doctors spend connecting with patients may have a positive impact on health outcomes, study authors believe that the extra time female physicians spend with their patients can have profound implications on the gender pay gap.